Tips for Auditioning

Auditions for Main Stage productions are held prior to each show, four times each year. Performance troupe auditions are held every January and August. Cast members make an initial audition and attend a callback before they’re selected.

EVCT makes the audition experience kid-friendly. It strives to create a low-pressure learning environment for children. All of the directors involved with auditions and production have extensive experience working with youth. The audition process is about teaching kids how to audition, practicing, doing their best and showing the directors what they’re looking for. Auditions are open to any kids in the community—children don’t necessarily have to be enrolled in EVCT acting classes or camps.

  • Plan to be at the audition a little bit ahead of schedule—you don’t want your child to feel rushed.
  • Make sure your child has eaten before meeting with the director and had a good night’s sleep—kids need their energy and this will help prevent them from fidgeting.
  • Get context for the scenes by reading the whole script.
  • Don’t worry about clothing, hair or breakdowns too much. Character guides are just that—guides, and forcing a certain look or attitude will feel inauthentic.
  • Don’t coach your child down to every gesture. Let them focus on listening, tone and facial expressions and the director will do the coaching once your child is cast in the troupe or production.

2021-2022 Main Stage Season of Shows at EVCT
Audition Information

Auditions for
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the musical

October 25 & 26
5 pm for kids age 8-11
7 pm for kids 12-18

Callback auditions Oct 27 at 6 pm

 

No advanced preparation is necessary.  Auditions will consist of reading from the script, singing and dancing. Please dress comfortably for movement and wear closed toed shoes.

 Please fill out and download the audition card on line at www.evct.org and bring it with you along with a photo of yourself.

Auditions are held at East Valley Children’s Theatre,
4501 E Main St, Mesa (southeast corner of Main and Greenfield)

Performances run December 2-12, 2021 at the Mesa Arts Center.
For questions call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 or visit our website at www.evct.org.

The following part will be cast by 8-18 year old youth

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the musical

The Herdmans
Ralph
Imogene
LeRoy
Claude
Ollie
Gladys

The Bradleys
Grace
Bob
Charlie
Beth

Church People
Helen Armstrong
Reverend Hopkins
Luanne
Betty
Connie
Ruth
Vivian
Margaret

Kids
Alice
Ivy
Elmer
Teddy
Suzy
Billy
Emily
Doris
Nancy
Steven
Irene
Addy
Louise

Parent/Santa
Parent/Orderly/Man
Parent/Doctor
Parent/Woman